Off the Shelf at The Spirit of Africa Festival Looking Forward, Looking Back: Somali Poetry

Artwork Slide

Sat, 27 October 12:00pm

Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances

Off the Shelf is delighted to collaborate with The Spirit of Africa Festival to bring this bi-lingual event celebrating a new anthology of poems and essays by Somali writers and leading poets from the Horn of Africa. The book features Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac ‘Gaarriye’ and Jaamac Kediye Cilmi, as well as contemporary writers in the Somali diaspora such as Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf.

In partnership with the Poetry Translation Centre, Kayd Somali Arts and Culture and Redsea-Online to mark ten years of Somali Week Festival

Tickets: See full details of the Spirit of Africa Festival (26-27 Oct) at

Tickets (In Advance)


Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA



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